Blues music is about the soul. It’s about the human spirit. It’s about a connection between two people. It’s about the blues and its roots in the African American culture. There are a myriad of reasons why people try to write their own blues song… First, they’re trying to escape something. The first time someone wrote their own song was back when they were kids, and they weren’t allowed to play music (obviously). The next thing you know, they became obsessed with writing and recording their own songs (which might be why it took them four or five years!). They want to share their story with others—and finally get paid for it! They want to prove how good they are at writing because they’re not really good at it! Maybe there’s someone who says “You can do better!” Or maybe there’s some competition going on and that person is threatening him or herself (or anyone else) with rejection if they don’t try harder.
Maybe someone thinks that he or she has something more important than writing music: They’re a prophet, an artist… Maybe there was a tragic event in the life of someone and they thought that this was an opportunity to write songs about that tragedy. Maybe there’s no one close by who wants to hear their story; so it just has to be said somewhere… Maybe this all sounds similar but it isn’t as different as you might think… There are probably many reasons why people decide to write their own song lyrics but we’ll cover only three here. But all three are valid ones… And I bet if you talk to most musicians who play blues music, many of them will say the same thing: Their interest in writing blues lyrics is partly about escaping something or feeling a need for relief from emotional turmoil/stress/trauma—maybe even not knowing what caused it! But those emotions aren’t healthy—they hurt others, too—and often wound one or both of them (or both). So maybe part of the reason some people become obsessed with writing blues songs is because they feel like “doing something” rather than sitting around waiting for things—ideally—to happen because things usually don’t happen as planned…
The Art of Writing a Blues Song
Blues songs are written in a non-linear fashion, so the key to making a blues song work is to make sure it flows logically from beginning to end. That said, there’s no trickery or half-assed attempts at writing a blues song. You can’t just put two lines together to write a blues song since you need the whole thing to be authentic. The music itself will tell you what the song should sound like as well as what it should feel like. For example, if you’ve got four chords and you’re trying to write a tune using them, there’s only so many ways you can structure it before your listener starts saying things like “you’re messing around now” or “you’ve gotta do better” or “what was that?” The right answer, in my opinion is: never stop trying! It’s all part of the process of writing, especially with blues songs where things change so fast (especially when they’re sung by someone who has their own style and vocal characteristics) that it’s easier than ever before for an individual to go off on tangents without your permission or support.
I’m not saying this is a bad thing; I’m merely saying that even if you have your power chord structure down pat (and actually practice playing with them!) there are still other interesting details that need to be dealt with (the hows and whys of each chord). It might take some time for you to learn how guitarists make their solos sound different from one another but eventually, when you do get around to learning how it works in terms of rhythm guitar parts, it will pay off big time for your listeners as well as yourself!
How to Write a Great Blues Song
“Blues” as a genre is older than recorded music. It goes back to the early days of folk music, when black folks played this type of music at weddings and funerals. “Blues” is a gigantic melting pot that encompasses jazz, rock, country, and even hip-hop. The blues was a genre born out of slavery and the slave trade. It became a way for the African American people to escape from the shackles of their condition and get back to where they came from — in other words to America — but it also left them with a unique style of playing their instruments that has become as much about soul as it does about how they play their instruments. The blues evolved over time until it started to take on another meaning for musicians like Muddy Waters and B.B King who used their music as an outlet for their anger, frustration, and self-loathing.
As such the blues became an instrument that could be used in many different ways by musicians because it’s not just about creating songs but also being able to express yourself through your music.. So you’re probably wondering what songs would make excellent blues lyrics? Well, let’s talk about some songs that have given rise to great lyricists like James Taylor (You’ve got me feeling fine), Fats Domino (Ain’t She Sweet), Willie Nelson (Crazy), Randy Newman (I’m the one). I’d also like to share some recent standout examples:
The History of the Blues and Its Impact on American Culture
Blues was one of the earliest forms of American music. A group of blues songs, called “blues” songs, were popularized by the Son House and his fellow countrymen in the late 1800s as a form of folk music. It wasn’t only blues singers that played it, but also banjo players, guitarists and mandolin players. America was the first nation to major in music. In the 19th century, the blues were prominent in American culture and were associated with both African American slaves and rural farmers.
The influence of the blues spread to Europe and other countries including Canada and Australia. In Germany around 1832, German composer Felix Mendelssohn organized a group called Das Jungfrauenkreuz (The Young Queen’s Cross), which was composed primarily of female singers from different European countries. Their repertoire included “Sonnerie Schottische” (Songs for Scottish Lassies), German-language versions of English-language hymns such as “How Great Thou Art” (which is known as “God Save The Queen” in England) and songs associated with various parts of Christian piety such as “Hallelujah Chorus” (also known as “Amen Chorus”).
The song that became popular with Germans is called “Das junge Mädchen vom Wasser” (“The Young Girl From Water”), which is written by Herr Mendelssohn at a time when he was living an extravagant life style at home in Berlin while his family lived modestly on their farm outside Hamburg. A version was arranged by Eugen d’Albert for piano by his friend Carl Maria von Weber for piano solo; Weber’s version appears on his album “”. It is considered one of the first examples of what would later be called “Blues”, being extremely well-known among German musicians from both sides during its lifetime – especially among members and fans of D’Albert’s Das Jungfrauenkreuz who travelled extensively to America for performances before audiences influenced by black American music:
Surely the most popular form of music in the world, it’s hard to find a band or song that doesn’t have some form of blues in its repertoire. However, how many people outside of the blues community know that there is a genre called “roots music”?